CoderDojo Banbridge wins big at Coolest Projects International 2019

  • CoderDojo Bangridge took home the Coolest Club award this week at the 2019 Coolest Projects event, and won an individual award in the Visual Programming Category.

    The past few years have seen a surge of popularity in immersive education initiatives such hackathons and tech clubs like CoderDojo, which aims to engage young students in programming challenges and help them develop innovative projects. CoderDojo's Coolest Projects initiative helps to shine a light on some the brightest and best young innovators around the world, highlighting the coolest projects developed by young coders aged 7 to 17.

    The 2019 Coolest Projects International event took place this week at RDS in Dublin, with presentations given by teams working on cool projects as part of their local CoderDojo group. The event also included a series of workshops running all throughout the day for kids and adults, and travel bursaries were available for those travelling far to the event.

    CoderDojo Banbridge won two awards at the event, picking up the Coolest Club award for its group and an award in the Visual Programming Category for member Erin. The club has been engaging local youth in a variety of events recently, including raising £400 at a recent Tesco Extra used book sale, and was recently awarded a council grant that has allowed it to buy new equipment for the children.

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